Capitals host the Penguins after Strome’s 2-goal game

Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6-2, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (5-6-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins after Dylan Strome scored two goals in the Capitals’ 5-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Washington is 1-0-1 against the Metropolitan Division and 5-6-2 overall. The Capitals have a 6-0-0 record in games they score at least three goals.

Pittsburgh is 4-6-2 overall with a 1-0-0 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Penguins have scored 42 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank 10th in league play.

Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Capitals won the previous meeting 6-3. Strome scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Mantha has scored four goals with two assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

Sidney Crosby has six goals and eight assists for the Penguins. Jake Guentzel has scored four goals with two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.2 assists, four penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Penguins: 2-6-2, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Dmitry Orlov: day to day (lower-body), T.J. Oshie: out (lower-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), John Carlson: out (lower-body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Beck Malenstyn: out (finger).

Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper body), Jeff Carter: day to day (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.